We knew this all along: The farm is not the place for PolkaSpot.
PolkaSpot and her mother were dropped off at Beekman 1802 Farm the first winter we were here. Her mother was ill when she arrived, and passed away shortly after. The orphaned baby eventually grew into the long-necked, big-eyed, thick-lashed beauty that we all know today. Like any supermodel, there’s always been something a little alien about her.
On the very first day of filming for our reality show, PolkaSpot – realizing that it was her star-making vehicle – came up with a scene-stealing act that was so good that she got billing in the opening credits. History was made, and she single-handedly made Beekman 1802 Farm “fabulous”. Since then she’s garnered more Facebook fans than Josh and Brent (combined!!) written four comic books, had her own t-shirts, her own doll, and even got her head-shot into PEOPLE magazine. Anyone who ever visited the farm and requested a picture can attest that she is THE modern diva.
She was a big big big part of our farm and lives. And many of your lives too.
Which makes it extremely difficult to announce that after a very short illness, PolkaSpot has decided to leave us. She departed us with no pain. “I do love you all,” she said, “but life is too short for me to stay here.”
We don’t know exactly where she went, but we like to think that she is headed to Paris where her surroundings will naturally be more sophisticated.
We miss her already. Terribly. Divas take a lot of your heart with them when they leave.
But we know that she will write us occasionally of lovers and dreamers and of things that glitter and sparkle, just so that we never forget that the world is full of pretty things. Even though she will always be the prettiest of them all.
Bon voyage, Polkie-Poke. Bon voyage.
Please consider donating to the Northeast Llama Rescue, who lent their considerable expertise and compassion to make PolkaSpot’s final trip planning more comfortable. We would also like to thank the following people who went above and beyond in helping to care for her during these last difficult three weeks:
Wes Laraway and the Northeast Llama Rescue
The Veterinary Staff at Cobleskill Veterinary Clinic
Tim & Patty, The Stonehouse Farm, The Saphouse
Jason Evans & Cindy Shelley
Rabbit Goody and her team at Thistle Hill Weavers
The staff at Cobleskill Agway